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PROGRAM UPDATE: This FREE Noonday performance will now feature VentiCordi Chamber Music, a performing partnership of the Portland String Quartet.

PSQ First Violin Dean Stein and Oboist Kathleen McNerney, both on faculty at the Portland Conservatory of Music, join together as co-artistic directors of VentiCordi Chamber music.

VentiCordi performed this past Sunday (11/13) as part of the Portland String Quartet Society concert season.

About VentiCordi

Led by Artistic Directors violinist Dean Stein and oboist Kathleen McNerney, VentiCordi concerts have been praised for their “…beautifully articulated, shapely playing and rock-solid ensemble”. VentiCordi combines McNerney’s and Stein’s love of chamber music with innovative programming that blends wind and string instruments.

Oboist Kathleen McNerney has been hailed by critics for her ‘rich, full bodied tone’ and ‘attention to the natural, and enticing timbre of the instrument’. Kathleen finds chamber music to be the ideal outlet for her music making. The founding of VentiCordi has fulfilled a lifelong dream.

Violinist Dean Stein has performed throughout the world in recital, with orchestras, chamber music ensembles, and as soloist. His performances frequently garner critical acclaim, as in a recording of which ‘The Strad’ magazine wrote, “Dean Arthur Stein excels in the first violin’s improvisatory cadenza, his fierce yet luxuriant tone setting the mood…”

Concert Program – 11.17.22

Duo No. 1 in D Major, Op. 48 – Pleyel

‘Conversations’ for Oboe & Violin – Bennett

Duos for VentiCordi – Matthews

Ferdinand the Bull – Ridout

Sonata, KV 292, Transcriped for Oboe and Violin – Mozart

The Portland Conservatory of Music is proud to present the 27th season of free Noonday Concerts.

Join us for free performances featuring our talented faculty and students.

These concerts have been an integral part of the PCM mission to provide equal access to quality music since 1995.

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